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LETHBRIDGE: As part of the Tiffin Conference at Lethbridge College Thursday, Senior Climatologist with Environment Canada David Phillips stopped into our city.

He talked to Country 95 News, and went over some of the things he would be discussing with local farmers and ranchers, including how to deal with the changing climate.

Phillips noted that rising temperatures are making weather patterns far less predictable then they used to be. He explained that it's becomming a problem for farmers and ranchers because they're finding it difficult to plan very far ahead when they can never be sure what's coming next.

Phillips commented that climate change doesn't mean the end of the world and it is not something we need to be afraid of, but we do need to prepare for it.

The first priority he identified is on educating farmers and ranchers, so they can learn to use certain projection soft-ware while also learning how to examine weather patterns. With those two abilities they could start making predictions on their own, instead of waiting for people in other parts of the country to tell them what to expect.

Phillips went on to say that more focus also needs to be on developing crops that can thrive on less water. He stated that within the next few years talks around water will become more important than those concerning oil and gas.



Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 4/20/2014 5:09:41 PM
Source: Patrick Burles-- Country 95 News
 
 
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